@stilllearning! I am overwhelmed because I took the question about your book (and mine) to Rachelle Gardner, one of the preeminent agents for Christian publishing. She wrote a blog about the issue of the restrictions by CBA.
Rachelle Gardner of Books and Such on Walking CBA/ABA Tightrope
“I frequently receive questions from writers about whether their novel is a better fit for the Christian market (CBA) or the general market (ABA). The nature of their story, the language, and some of the content might be objectionable to the Christian market. Yet it’s too “Christian” of a story for the mainstream market.”
"If you are writing a Christian book that contains difficult elements to sell in CBA, you can choose to tone it down, or you can choose to tone down the Christian elements and pitch it in the general market. Or you can leave your book the way you’ve written it and self publish. The one thing that’s pointless and unhelpful is to spend too much time railing about this injustice. It’s just the way it is, even though many of us in the business have tried to change it."
So I posted my question:
"I have a question. Is there a place in Christian Publishing for a children’s book on Genesis 1–using Science to explain what is happening?
e,g, God said, “Let there be light…and the big bang occurred, and light exploded into the darkness.
Or is it something that must be self-published?"
SHE RESPONDED WITHIN ONE DAY!!
“I, for one, would love that book. I don’t know if it could get published, but I’d certainly take a look at what you’ve got. Send it to our submissions email address, tagged to me.”
My book is not ready, but please go to her blog and post your similar interest. You are way ahead of me having both the story and illustrations. I think she would really be worthwhile contacting.
Yes, if she is able to make a place for your book to be published, it might make my book not feasible. We will still celebrate if she takes yours because I leave those things to God.
I think the world has a place for more than one book on creation with a science viewpoint for children. After all, there is more than one Bible translation in the world and more than one science book in the world.